My 2018 Holiday Gift List

This year, I offer a mixed bag of gift ideas for the walker and/or photographer. All have been used, tested and read by me or my wife Gail in 2018. Blue Q Coin Purse   There are two things I can’t stand: 1) having loose change jangling in my pocket and 2) having a bulky awkward... Continue Reading →

Picturing One Year on Foot

It starts with Moves, a smartphone app that tracks my every movement, second-by-second, day-by-day. How far I have walked. Where I have run or biked. My destinations and how many times I have visited them. My life in motion, quantified. Frankly, I rarely open the Moves app. It just runs in the background, non-stop, collecting... Continue Reading →

Bridge of Lights: Building a Book

The last two posts to WalkClickMake have focussed on a small project I am working on, a walk down Winnipeg’s Arlington Street in Winnipeg and across the splendid landmark at its midpoint, the Arlington Bridge. The idea began innocently enough last May, with a casual walk across the bridge and an opportunity to play with... Continue Reading →

Apps To Get Lost With: Trace

Trace is the third in a trio of walking apps that I’m putting to the test. And, yes, it involves a dog. Compared to Drift or Likeways, Trace calls for a high degree of user interaction with the app and, optionally, collaboration with others using the app. Developed at the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab (TAT... Continue Reading →

Apps To Get Lost With: Likeways

The fledgling Likeways app takes a different approach to navigating on foot between point A and point B. It uses the same map layer as Apple’s Maps application and, when a destination is entered, Likeways will plot the quickest way to get there, just like the Maps app would. This is shown as a grey... Continue Reading →

Apps To Get Lost With: Drift

Smartphones are very good at getting you from Point A to Point B in the most direct, efficient means possible. Navigation apps abound for this purpose. But most are geared to those traveling by car. The needs of pedestrians are after-thoughts, if they are thought of at all. And recommended walking routes - on Google... Continue Reading →

Christmas Gifts for Walkers

Christmas is approaching quickly. Here are seven gift ideas for that pedestrian explorer on your list. 1. Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack This is the perfect aprés-walk accessory. You’ve done your 20 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago and checked in for the night. You’re ready to hit the town, find a nice retaurant,... Continue Reading →

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